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Local brewery to produce special beer to celebrate Coast to Coast extreme sporting event

L-R: Connaire McGreevy, Founder of Mourne Mountains Brewery, Ian Cumming, Race Director of Ireland's Coast to Coast event and the Mourne Mountains Brewery legend Slangha, a greek warrior who was the first to brew beer using water from the Mournes.

L-R: Connaire McGreevy, Founder of Mourne Mountains Brewery, Ian Cumming, Race Director of Ireland's Coast to Coast event and the Mourne Mountains Brewery legend Slangha, a greek warrior who was the first to brew beer using water from the Mournes.

L-R: Connaire McGreevy, Founder of Mourne Mountains Brewery, Ian Cumming, Race Director of Ireland’s Coast to Coast event and the Mourne Mountains Brewery legend Slangha, a greek warrior who was the first to brew beer using water from the Mournes.

Mourne Mountains Brewery has announced that it will brew its second special edition beer of 2016 to celebrate its sponsorship of the Coast to Coast multisport race this May.

Organised by 26 Extreme, the event will see cyclists, runners and kayakers travel the 316km route from Enniscrone, Co. Sligo to Newcastle, Co. Down on 14th and 15th May.

Connaire McGreevy, founder of Mourne Mountains Brewery said: “We have decided to produce a special beer that will be named after this iconic event, to mark our second year of sponsorship.

“The Coast to Coast Ireland brew will be an amber ale at 4.5% ABV, using hops from New Zealand to recognise the fact that the original Coast to Coast event took place in New Zealand.

“We challenged ourselves to create something really different for Coast to Coast to celebrate our sponsorship in style, and this will be a complete departure from our core beers and other seasonal specials to date. We’ll be at the finish line with a free bottle for each competitor, so if that doesn’t encourage you to sign up and give it your best shot I don’t know what will!”

Ian Cumming, Race Director of Ireland’s Coast to Coast event, said, “We are absolutely delighted to have Mourne Mountains Brewery as a sponsor for our event.

“Coast to Coast is designed to showcase Ireland as a destination to our international racers, however, it’s an opportunity for local producers to showcase their products to our local competitors. Many of them will not forget that first beer after such a tough event, and this year, it’ll be their own custom brew.”

To find out more about Coast to Coast and to sign up to take part, visit www.26extreme.com

Visit www.mournemountainsbrewery.com for more from Mourne Mountains Brewery. #jointheclan

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